• Short Summary

    Italian fire fighters put on a spectacular display for their foreign colleagues.

  • Description

    Rome, Italy.

    GV. Italian President Gronchi walking down the lines of firemen towards camera inspecting them. LV. Firemen standing in line. GV. Firemen in action quelling flames, one is holding a burning dump from the top of the fire engine. GV. Firemen dressed in protective clothing hurrying around a burning aircraft. SV. Russian (Soviet) firemen watching. GV. Firemen pouring foam over the aircraft. SV. French firemen watching. GV. Firemen walking away from the plane - they have extinguished the fire. SV. Crowd. LV. Lines of firemen exercise with chest expanders - PE display. SV. Group of visiting firemen watching. SV. One of the chest expanding firemen going through his paces. SV. President Gronchi watching. LV. Firemen lying on their backs working the chest expanders with their feet. GV. Firemen hanging on the ropes jump out of the top floor of a building and drop into the 2nd floor window. GV. They leap out of the second floor and slide down the rope to the ground. SV. The visiting firemen in a gaudy uniform. LV. Two men leap off the roof of a building (same building) onto horizontal sheets, slide down sheets and are held on the ground by colleagues. GV. Fireman leaps out of a window, does a somersault in the air, lands on the sheet and slides down. LV. Another fireman leaps from a roof hits the sheet and flies down. SV. Third fireman does a somersault and hits sheet. LV. Two hurtling down sheets on two sides of the building.

    (Lavender.) (Orig 'D')

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:34:00 / 01:17:56:00

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